Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) by 0.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 45,110,612 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 293,845 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 0.13% of Nielsen worth $1,112,879,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of NLSN. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in Nielsen by 22.4% in the 1st quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 37,485 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $943,000 after buying an additional 6,858 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Nielsen by 163.0% in the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 6,331 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $159,000 after buying an additional 3,924 shares in the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Nielsen by 55.2% in the 1st quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 12,537 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $315,000 after buying an additional 4,457 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in Nielsen by 10.0% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,017,828 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $25,599,000 after buying an additional 92,687 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ensign Peak Advisors Inc raised its position in Nielsen by 10.3% in the 1st quarter. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc now owns 78,856 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,983,000 after purchasing an additional 7,379 shares during the last quarter.
NLSN stock opened at $19.32 on Thursday. Nielsen Holdings plc has a 52-week low of $13.13 and a 52-week high of $28.42. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $20.90 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $23.90. The company has a market capitalization of $6.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.06 and a beta of 1.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a current ratio of 1.62.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 19th were given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 18th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.24%. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.79%.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on Nielsen in a research report on Wednesday, July 7th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $25.00 target price for the company. Citigroup decreased their target price on Nielsen from $28.00 to $21.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, September 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on Nielsen from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 13th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.44.
Nielsen Holdings Plc engages in the provision of global marketing data collection and analytics services. It operates through the Connect, Media, and Corporate business segments. The Connect segment consists principally of market research information and analytical services. The Media segment handles television, radio, online and mobile audience and advertising measurement, and corresponding analytics.
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